Community Engagement

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Yorkshire Beacon


Go Racing In Yorkshire in conjunction with Racing Together has launched a new community and education ‘beacon’ programme.

Based on the beacon models run by Newmarket and Aintree, the Yorkshire beacon will be working with the county’s racing assets to put beneficiaries first.

The pilot year will expand community-focused activity in this vibrant racing region and highlight racing as a force for good in society.

Community Engagement
Education & Employability
Health & Wellbeing

Timetable of Events


Date Racecourse Activity
31st March Wetherby Wetherby WiSE Raceday
Year round Pontefract Working partnership with New College
11th April Pontefract OAP’s Race Free
14th April Ripon Pony Club Career’s Day
20th April Catterick Pony Club Career’s Day
24th April Wetherby Sue Ryder Mascot Gold Cup
27th April Pontefract National Horseracing College Charity Day
5th May Go Racing In Yorkshire Racing Together Community Day – New Beginnings
11th May York Careers event supported by Careers in Racing/Flying Futures
26th May Ripon Behind-the-scenes day
May – Aug Beverley Internship
3rd June Catterick Racecard colouring competition and school workshop
3rd June Doncaster Weston Park Cancer Charity Raceday
11th June York 51st Macmillan Charity Raceday
1st July Doncaster Racing Welfare Charity Day
6th July Catterick St Teresa’s Charity Raceday
16th July Doncaster Children’s Air Ambulance Raceday
16th – 24th July Go Racing In Yorkshire New Beginnings charity partnership for the Sky Bet sponsored Summer Festival.
2nd August Catterick ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Family Day
28th August Beverley Circus Family Raceday in conjunction with the Beverley Lions
7th September Doncaster Cazoo St Leger Legends Charity Race
12th October Wetherby Opening Meeting supporting Spinal Research
October York Volunteering Day
October Redcar Pony Racing Taster Day
1st November Redcar Poppy Appeal Day